How to support those with Parkinsons

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive illness, and it can affect people in a number of different ways. It is important that those living with Parkinsons’ are supported, and there are several ways that this can be done. Here are some of the most important ones.

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Find out about the condition – the more you understand the condition and know how it is affecting your love in particular, the more you will be able to support them with their specific needs. There are lots of ways you can find out about Parkinson’s and there are a number of support groups also available.

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Activity – being as active as possible when you have Parkinson’s has shown that it can help to improve fitness, stamina, balance and memory, as well as releasing dopamine and improving mood. Make sure that they have any Mobility Aids that they may need, such as the ones from that will help keep them supported and safe whilst they are out and about.

Get out – having Parkinson’s can feel very isolating and it is important to encourage your loved one to get out and about. This can also help to keep their lives feeling as normal as possible. Take into account any special requirements they may have or need for accessible locations and then enjoy the day or evening out.

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